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Music and Media Technologies (M.Phil.)

1 year full time 2 years part time ; 25 places

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Course Director

Dr Dermot Furlong

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 1864

murphc49@tcd.ie

Website

www.mee.tcd.ie/mmt/index.php

Course Fees

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Course Description

In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Music initiated a Master programme in Music and Media Technologies in Trinity in 1996.

A particular feature of this programme is a balanced approach to musical and technological topics. Musically, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of adaptable compositional skills, while technological topics are addressed from both a hands-on workstation/studio exposure and a fundamental mathematical and scientific basis, which focuses on musically relevant issues.

The first two semesters form a self-contained Postgraduate Diploma course which provides the necessary musical and technological skills to allow creative individuals to engage in computer-assisted composition and production, apply software tools for the music and New Media industries and/or enter the arena of music-on-screen; production for New Media products.

The third (summer) semester of study, leading to the M.Phil. degree, is an option open to those achieving a sufficient standard in their first & second semester module assignments and exams. Students are required to complete a thesis which can be of a musical or technological nature.

The programme covers a wide range of subjects within the general field of music technology, and provide students with a fully professional qualification. The programme can be taken full-time over a 12 month period or part-time over a 24 month period.

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Study Music and Media Technologies (M.Phil.) at Trinity

This video is presented by Dr. Enda Bates, the deputy course director of M.Phil. in Music & Media Technologies (MMT), and describes the course structure, location, modules, and how to apply.

Testimonial from Tanay Chowdhury
"MMT is a one of a kind course. I joined the course with an interest to learn more about music and production technology but left with a much wider understanding
of the field than I expected. It gives the students a wide range of creative and technology-oriented subjects to dive into, each has its own specific intricacies, but they are all connected by an underlying thread, which is audiovisual music and the more universal
representation of it as a perception of the same. This aspect makes the course, in my opinion, an intense and challenging but also a highly rewarding experience for anyone interested in the beauty of music, sound, and audition. "
 
Testimonial from Serena Conese  
"My year in Trinity College Dublin studying for the M.Phil. in ‘Media and Music Technology’ was one of the most productive and challenging year of my musical education and it definitely helped my personal growth."

Course Details

Duration

1 year full time 2 years part time

Number of Places

25

Next Intake

September 2022

Closing Date

31st July 2022

Acceptance for the course is based on an overall assessment, which takes into account:

  • Musical/compositional/artistic and/or technological ability as evidenced by a portfolio submission
  • Formal musical knowledge - ideally level 5/6
  • References
  • Interview

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees

Get In Touch

Course Director

Dr Dermot Furlong

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 1864

murphc49@tcd.ie

Website

www.mee.tcd.ie/mmt/index.php